I want to build a new home theater system with eventually expanding into full home automation. Since I'll be buying all new stuff (TV, sound system, tablets for remote control, etc.), I'm debating about going with an Apple ecosystem or perhaps something else you guys would recommend. Here are my requirements for the home theatre system: Audio: - I want to be able to stream audio from any device (mobile phones, tablets, desktops/laptops) to a sound system. This content could be from YouTube, Spotify, local storage, etc. - I was looking at either Airplay-enabled receivers or investigating in a Sonos Soundbar. Video: - I want to be able to stream video from any device (mobile phones, tablets, desktops/laptops) to a TV. This content could be from YouTube, Netflix or perhaps a movie that I downloaded. - For things like YouTube, I have no problem streaming content. If I was going to watch a movie (whether that be through Netflix or a movie that I downloaded), I would likely want to have a wired connection for this directly to the TV. Perhaps a laptop that is always connected to the TV through HDMI or maybe a SAN-device hard-wired to the TV through a network cable? - Also looking at leveraging AirPlay here but concerned that content has to live in iTunes? Just wondering if any of you guys have already been down this road yet and if you have any thoughts or suggestions? Would be great to get some feedback. The guys at Canada Computers and Best Buy haven't been any help!